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I Almost Died Yesterday...  
User currently offlineVirginLover From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 958 posts, RR: 14
Posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1166 times:

Yup, it's true. My family and I were coming home from the mall yesterday with boxes of furniture. One was stacked right behind my head. My mom noticed this and told my dad to move it away from my head.

Luckily he did, because on the way home we got into a minor accident which caused my dad to slam the breaks and everything slid forward. If that box was in its original place, I would either have a broken neck or head or be without a head at all. Everyone was OK in both parties, in fact, I was the "most" injured, waking up today with a minor neckache.

What do you all believe in? Do you think everythings pre-destined, or it was just pure luck?

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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1036 times:

Jeez that is scary. Things fall into place like that, its really odd, but it happens all the time. Unfortunetely my brain is not in gear so i cannot remember one time this happened to me.

Although, at school once we were doing a dance with heavy metal chairs. I was sitting on one while to of my classmates through the chairs over me. It all went to plan when the last throw was too high, and the leg was coming straight for my head. Fortunetely (well..), my friend Vijay grabbed the chair just in time, it was so close to my head i couldn't begin to describe. If i hadn't ducked, and he hadn't had lightning reactions, i don't know what had happened.

These chairs aren't small, must weigh at least 5 or 6 kilo's (solid iron legs). They aren't really meant for throwing either.

Cheers

Dan
(btw. I'm glad you didn't die!)


User currently offlineAloha 737-200 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1017 times:

Definitely pre-destined.

I believe in that sorta stuff, like there's a much bigger plan.

Did you learn something? Because that's exactly why it happened!!

Don't worry tho, the old man wouldn't hurt you, just scare you enough to make ya think!  Big grin

Also glad you didn't die. We need all the femal aviation enthusaists we can get! Big grin

Take care of yourself,

Aloha 737-200!!  Wink/being sarcastic


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Pleased to hear you are alright, I meet a girl the other week who got struck by lightening. She was actually involved in the largest group strike that everyone survived. I think there was 9 or so, this was in CA when the sfotball team went under a tree as it was hailing really hard (in Ca you do not see much thunder or lightening!).
Iain


User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

This remind me of the people who surivied the UAL 232 crash in Soix City Iowa. A good few had actually walked away without a scratch!!!


"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineJoona From Finland, joined May 2001, 1038 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 992 times:

I was once thrown a chair which leg hit me right between my eyes. I took the chair and threw it right towards the guy who had thrown the chair - and scored.

Joona



1740 days idle. Beat that.
User currently offlineFlyBoeing From United States of America, joined May 2000, 866 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 977 times:

Yesterday when my volunteer group and I were out at a roof which we had built on a leaky trailer home, I got picked for what could have been the most DANGEROUS friggin' job ever.

The job was to lean a ladder up against a new tin roof, climb the 22 degree slope with nothing but my nonadhesive shoes and somehow hold on to the roof while hacking holes in it for ventilation pipes to be installed.

The only footholds were tiny screws sticking up out of the roof.

Predictably, as I'm climbing up onto the roof, the ladder shifts and one of the other volunteers grabs my arm as the ladder falls away. She's pulling and my feet are scrabbling for some sort of hold and I scrabble up and grab this metal lip which would have killed my hands had I not been wearing gloves.

So I pull and lift myself like a man possessed until I finally throw my leg over the tin roof, with my personal organs hanging between two pieces of razor sharp steel.

Unfortunately, I still had my tools with me so I had to continue on with the hammering. I sweated rivers until I was done and could lower myself onto the ladder again.


User currently offlineGocaps16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4363 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 975 times:

I had a line drive baseball hit me near my eyes. Luckily it didn't blind me at all. I was a pitcher in my high school varsity team and a line drive smacked me right under my right eye. Scary? yes, indeed. since I'm a lefty and the batter was a righty, I had no idea what my coach was thinking, haha.

I hope your not still shaken during this unlikely event.

Kevin/DCA



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 971 times:

I am glad you are ok!
As for pre-destined or whatever, I believe things DO happen for a reason..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 952 times:

Sorry, do the increasing entropy in the Universe, there is no way things happen for a reason. And if they ever did happen for a reason, those days are long over.

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Scary..................

Take care of yourself.

Bless you!


User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Yes, I believe that God has a plan for me. I am in charge of executing the small things as He guides me along. I'm not like a religious frreak or anything but I am a very spiritual person.

I think that things happen for a reason and that my fate is pre-destined.

tricki



Its better to be on the ground wishing you were in the air than be in the air wishing you were on the ground. Fly safe!
User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 938 times:

I believe in pre-destiny. One time my mum and I had just gotten home from a friend's house. It was Summer, but that night was getting chilly, so we walked in and I was going to close the back door. We had a sliding screen door, as well as a regular French door that swings out. We also had cats, and the cats had made a good sized hole in the screen for them to pass freely. Well, this one night, a raccoon made it's way inside, and somehow got up on the door. I never saw it, but just as I started to close the door, my mum screamed get away from the door, yanked me out of the house and we went to a friends house to call the police. If my mother hadn't noticed the very large raccoon, about 40lbs (18kg), or even noticed it 5 seconds later, I may not be here today. Something that weight could have easily broken my neck, or it could have freaked, bitten me, and given me a disease.

That's one memory that sticks in my mind.

LH423



« On ne voit bien qu'avec le cœur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux » Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
User currently offlineUs330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3877 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 930 times:

Darn!  Big grin

User currently offlineIkarus From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 3524 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 900 times:

Trickijedi:
You are in charge of executing small things? Squirrels or rats or gophers? Any chance of getting promoted to "Heathens" in the near future?

Regards

Ikarus


User currently offlineSophieMaltese From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 858 times:

I think when it's your time it's your time. I posted on another thread about the young guy who used to live next door who died Friday (he was about 21.) It's very sad. Who knows, that could have been me? It makes you realize just how precious your life really is. Sometimes we forget this.

User currently offlineTransactoid From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 838 times:

You are the makers of your own destiny. If YOU are careful and YOU are observant of the world, you can avoid many of things. You were lucky because your mom was observant.



User currently offlineSSTjumbo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 833 times:

Fate owns you, but you control destiny!!!

User currently offlineAn-225 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 3950 posts, RR: 40
Reply 18, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 803 times:

I think that our lives depend on your decisions and decisions of others. Raccoon CHOOSE to go inside, you CHOOSE to open the door, your mom reacted to it and screamed to get away from the door.

As a Godless and non-spiritual person - that's my theory.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy



Money does not bring you happiness. But it's better to cry in your own private limo than on a cold bus stop.
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 19, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 790 times:

Everything happens for a reason. Let me say this... I believe that God has a plan for everything. This should be a sign for you to get right with Him if you aren't already! Thank God for the life you have and the blessings you've been given (like a perceptive dad.) Then thank Him for giving His Son as a sacrifice for your sins -- His death so you might live. Then believe and serve Him.

I have no apologies for sounding preachy; this is my true response any time I've been close to death.

redngold



Up, up and away!
User currently offlineMeister808 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 973 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (13 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 786 times:

Well, you are in charge of your own actions, but I do think that there is a bit of a plan to life.

Good to hear u'r ok.

-Meister



Twin Cessna 812 Victor, Minneapolis Center, we observe your operation in the immediate vicinity of extreme precipitation
User currently offlineAeroGlobeAir7 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 586 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 767 times:

Good that your ok! I agree with Aloha, we need all the female aviation enthusiasts we can get, but most of all VirginLover's a sweet girl.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Andrew
AeroGlobeAir7
BABY BOEINGS ALL THE WAY!!!
FLY DELTA JETS!


User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 729 times:

I've had my share of injuries and near misses too- a week ago I almost cut my finger off with an exacto knife- just switched to a new blade and diced half the tendin- 5 stiches and a lot of novacaine! I also ran through a window when I was 3 for some odd reason...LOL! I am an accident prone person.

-Notar520AC



BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine
User currently offlinePOL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 4 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 719 times:

Wow what a story! It was good nothing happend to aný of you. I don't believe in destiny, I think it was pure luck. Sorry if I may dissapoint you.

User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 710 times:

NOTHING HAPPENED TO ME? I ALMOST CUT MY FINGER OFF LAST WEEK AND HAD TO GO TO THE ER AND HAVE SURGERY AND YOU DON'T THINK NOTHING HAPPENED TO ME?!


BMW - The Ultimate Driving Machine
25 Yojo87 : I'm not sure, Usually things like that are luck but somtimes theres a pourpose for your life and your kept alive for a reason. But also somtimes peopl
26 Notar520AC : So you're sayin if I cut my finger off completely the whole world is gonna change?!
27 Transactoid : That is the most ass-backward logic I've ever heard. How old are you Yojo87?
28 Iainhol : Nortac maybe that was a warning you should that fingure to too many people. I never used to flick people off until I had stichtes on that fingure and
29 Post contains images B757-223 : VirginLover, I hope you and your family are ok! Sorry about the accident. To answer the question, I do believe that things happen for a reason. My reg
30 767ALLTHEWAY : "Treat everyone you know like it is the last time you will ever see them again" My dad is the fire cheif in my town. Went to an accident with him toda
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